November 18, 2016
Weekly Round-Up: Leadership Styles, Leader’s & Truth, When People Won’t Follow, 65 Habits to Engage Teams, & Reorg Communication Blunders
Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.
This week you’ll read articles on the pros and cons of different leadership styles, a leader’s relationship to truth, 6 strategies for leading employees when they won’t follow, 65 things great leaders do to engage their teams, and reorg communication blunders. These articles will provide you with tips, strategies and thought-starters from many of the smart folks in my network. So whether you’re a new leader or an industry veteran there’ll be something here for you.
- Pros and Cons of Leadership Styles
By Skip Prichard (@SkipPrichard), Skip Prichard
“When you get a new boss, it’s important to quickly learn his or her leadership style. When you are the new boss, it’s important for your team to understand your leadership style. It’s also important that you know each member of the team and what their strengths are and how …”
- A Leader’s Relationship to Truth
By Scott Mabry (@soul2work), Soul 2 Work
“Ever notice the word truth is often introduced by a negative versus positive modifier? The inconvenient truth. The shocking truth. The ugly truth. Why is it that so often the truth surprises us? And not in a good way. Truth is an elusive journey and an unavoidable destination …”
- 6 Strategies for Leading When People Won’t Follow
By Randy Conley (@RandyConley) Leading With Trust
“Leadership can be a pretty enjoyable gig when your team is 100% behind you. It seems like every decision you make turns out to be the right one, morale is high, people are engaged and productive, and everyone is rowing the boat in the same direction …”
- 65 Things Great Leaders Do Daily to Engage Their Teams
By Gordon Tredgold (@GordonTredgold in @Inc), Inc.
“Employee engagement should be every leaders number one priority because when you have an engaged, highly motivated team then everything becomes that much easier and it helps to achieve amazing results and drive customer satisfaction …”
- The Two Biggest Communication Blunders During a Reorg
By Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood (@HarvardBiz), Harvard Business Review
“Leaders of reorgs typically fall into one of two traps when communicating with their employees. We’ll call the first one wait and see and the second ivory-tower idealism. Perhaps you have seen one, or both, in your own reorgs …”
What were some of the top leadership articles you read this week?
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